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  • Italy seizes air-to-air missile from Neo-Nazis who fought in Donbas

    The Italian police have uncovered a network of Neo-Nazis and seized an arsenal of weapons that includes automatic rifles, pistols and objects with Nazi symbols.

    In a special operation, the anti-terrorist division of the Italian state police in Turin arrested three people and seized an arsenal of weapons, which included an air-to-air missile, which presumably belonged to the right-wing extremists who had been involved in the Donbas conflict, the Italian police announced in a statement on 15 …

  • Russian media: Kremlin will punish Greece if Athens provides information about S-300 missile systems to Israel

    Athens could suffer if it gives Israel information about S-300 aerial defense systems and lets the Israeli Air Force practice against such systems, writes the Russian site Avia.pro.

    “If the key problem of the S-300s is the difficult attacking conditions for Israeli fighters, which are still taking cover behind civilian aircraft, then Iran will certainly be willing to act, attacking any hostile objects without restraint. Obviously, Israel is aware of this, which is why this country’s air force …

  • Foreign interest in Russian sovereign debt down by over 80%

    The influx of foreign investors into Russian government securities has sharply declined: by the end of June, their share in the Russian government debt market had effectively ceased to grow, said Elizaveta Danilova, head of the Bank of Russia’s financial stability department.

    According to her, on 29 June, non-residents owned 30.1% of the federal loan bond market, as opposed to 30% at the start of the month.

    The data comes from the National Settlement Depository, and may not take into account …

  • Visa and MasterCard may leave Russia

    The newly proposed provisions of Russia’s law “On the national payment system” could result in the international payment system (IPS) wrapping up its activity in Russia, and Russian citizens being unable to use their cards abroad, writes Kommersant. Within Russia, cards belonging to foreign credit institutions may no longer be accepted. Russia’s State Duma will consider the second reading of the law on 23 July.

    The amendments themselves are supposedly meant to maintain the continuity of card …

  • Japan-Russia peace treaty talks fall through yet again

    A new round of Russian-Japanese peace treaty negotiations has come to nothing. Since the end of World War II, a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, as the legal successor to the Soviet Union, has still not been signed. A declaration that the state of war between the counties has ended was signed in 1956.

    Until now, Japan has demanded that Russia return the southern islands of the Kuril chain – Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. In negotiations on 14 July, Russia refused to even discuss …

  • Ukrainian Prime Minister: Kyiv cannot stop rail traffic with Russia

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said that Ukraine can not severe the railway communication with Russia. Speaking on the program “Opposition” on Nash TV channel, Groysman explained that Ukraine has obligations to the European Union on the transit of goods. "We simply cannot stop the railway traffic, because we have obligations under the European Union Association Agreement," said Ukrainian Prime Minister.

    At the same time, Groysman noted that Ukraine does not intend to restore air …

  • Russian media: Western security services are preparing 'misinformation attack' against Putin

    Russian news agency RIA Novosti, reported, with reference to a "military-diplomatic source," that the US and British special services  reportedly "prepare misinformation attack against the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his entourage in the leadership of the Ministry of Defense." It is alleged that this information will be used to justify new sanctions against Russia.

    According to the source of the agency, experts of the American and British intelligence services "prepare fake …

  • Russian Khmeimim Air Base in Syria comes under another drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry reported that Russian military repelled another attack on Khmeimim air base in Syria. Russian Defense Ministry says that this time the militants tried to attack the base using three unmanned aerial vehicles, reports RIA Novosti news agency.

    "On the night of July 12 with the help of Russian air defense system three UAVs were timely detected and destroyed at a safe distance from the air base," reports the Head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring …

  • Russia starts supplying S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey

    On Friday, July 12, Russia began to supply S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey, which is a member of NATO, reports the Turkish news agency Anadolu.

    "As part of the agreement on the supply of Russian anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey, the first batch of components for the S-400 were delivered to the Mürted Airfield Command in Ankara province on July 12, 2019," reads the statement of the Turkish Ministry of National Defense.

    The contract between Russia and Turkey for the …

  • Russian space agency wants to classify rocket and space industry procurements

    Roscosmos, the Russian state space agency, has proposed changes to its own procurement method and that of its subsidiaries and other organizations in the rocket and space industry. Suppliers and contractors are currently determined in a public manner.

    The text of the amendments has not yet been published, but the document’s “passport” on the government legal information portal states that it was drafted by Roscosmos. An explanatory notice states that procurements according to the existing …